Small Craft Fest con­tin­ues Sun­day

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE - By CHRIS POLK cpolk@star­dem.com

ST. MICHAELS — It’s a week­end of “mess­ing about in boats” at the 35th an­nual Mid-At­lantic Small Craft Fes­ti­val through­out the cam­pus of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum.

There are as many types of boat own­ers as there are peo­ple. Most boat own­ers con­cede that if you want to get close to the el­e­ments, there is noth­ing like a small boat.

Water, salt-smelling air, sky, weather and the chance of get­ting wet — it’s all go­ing on dur­ing one of the na­tion’s largest gath­er­ings of small boat en­thu­si­asts.

Navy Point and Fogg’s Cove are packed with small boats in and out of the water. Most are so small they can be picked up and car­ried by two peo­ple.

Ama­teur and pro­fes­sional

boat­builders and en­thu­si­asts have their one-of-a-kind kayaks, ca­noes, sail­ing skiffs, row­ing shells, pad­dle boats, prams and even card­board boats on dis­play and in ac­tion.

There is model boat­build­ing for kids and even model boat sail­ing in a large sail­ing pool on land.

Events on Satur­day, Oct. 6, in­cluded work­shops

by mu­seum boat­builders, a sail­ing race and a row­ing race.

Sun­day’s events will in­clude a 10 a.m. swap meet where nau­ti­cal items can be bought or sold, a scav­enger hunt and more mess­ing about un­til the fes­ti­val wraps up at about 1:30 p.m.

The mu­seum is open from 9 a.m. un­til 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. cbmm.org.

PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK

It’s a week­end of “mess­ing about in boats” for small boat lovers at the 35th an­nual Mid-At­lantic Small Craft Fes­ti­val at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum in St. Michaels. The fes­ti­val con­tin­ues Sun­day, Oct. 7, un­til about 1:30 p.m.

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